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Agents Do Charity - fund-raising continues despite the challenge

Welcome to the weekly salute for agents and others in the industry fund-raising for good causes - and we know that this is becoming increasingly difficult at the moment.

We’d love to support your efforts so please drop us a line at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the rest.

Let’s start this week with the last chapter of a great fund-raising exercise…

Hands Across The Water: In recent weeks we reported on this, a fund-raising bid by property folk across the world cycling 500 kilometres along the Mekong River in south east Asia.

Fokrul Islam, managing director of Victorstone property consultancy in London, writes: “I’m back in London now after the amazing experience with Hands Across the Water - an incredible two weeks away with all the highs and lows, excitement, exhaustion, heat, emotion and friendship that could be thrown at oneself.

In the slums of Bangkok, Hands Across the Water do some amazing work to help the underprivileged of this world. They built them houses, offer education and medical assistance and generally an overall better life for many.

Last Thursday we met this man; Uthit from the slums, a man and his family Hands has helped make life better. Uthit earns just $15 dollars a day. With that he needs to care for his wife, who has a disability, and their two children. He is a motor cycle delivery rider doing it tough on the streets of Bangkok.

His circumstances did not hold him back when it came to help out Australians in need after the bushfires, this man decided it was his time to give back. Over that devastating time in Australia, he strapped a large bottle to his delivery bike for donation deposits for the bush fire victims, and he was not alone in his generosity. 

You can still donate here

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MacMillan: A team from the mortgage industry has entered into the 2020 London Triathlon and are challenging others to do the same

Have you got what it takes to complete the Olympic distance challenge?  1500m swim, 40km bike ride and a 10k run…

Attracting over 11,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, the iconic triathlon has become a must-do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

So, the Connect for Intermediaries team would not only love your support, but are throwing down the gauntlet and challenging other members of the industry to put a team together and show what the people in financial services are made of.

The event takes place on August 8.

Details on how to enter can be found here

If you would like to support the Connect for Intermediaries team please visit their fundraising page.

Shelter UK: Sam Giles, a negotiator at McMahon & Partners in London, has taken part in the Vertical Rush ‘Vertical Mile’ for Shelter UK to provide food, clothes and homes to the homeless.

If you want to support him, you can do so here

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Fighting Climate Change: Newton Fallowell is launching Branching Out in 2020, a national campaign to fight climate change.

Agency managing director David Spackman says: “Newton Fallowell is investing in the purchase of hundreds of young trees that will be planted into the ground every time one of our offices ‘plants’ a Sold board. Our offices can either choose to support their local authority with any tree planting initiatives in their area or support a local charity or group that is looking to plant trees for a special project in 2020.”

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